What is Tawakkalna?
Tawakkalna is an attempt by the Saudi government to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. ‘Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority’ developed this app, allowing e-permits for movement during the virus curfews. The app is a complete package with a lot of other covid related services available. These include tracking covid cases, including vaccine information, and getting a permit for Umrah.
Why Should I Use Tawakkalna for Umrah
In tackling the current situation, mass curfews and vaccinations have shown great success. The highly contagious nature of the virus means that social responsibility and national planning have to work together in its strategy. Hence, the Tawakkalna app allows the government and the citizens to combine efforts to keep covid in check. That is to say, you now need to signup, login, and request a permit through Tawakkalna for Umrah.
How to get a permit for Umrah through Tawakkalna
The app provides you the permit for praying in the two holy mosques, visiting the prophet’s tomb, plus performing Umrah. Firstly, one would need to download the App from Google Play. Secondly, one would need to sign up on the app too. The app would ask for their ‘iqamah’ or the national number for local citizens and, likewise, passport number for foreigners.
After you have logged in to the app, you will need to look for the services button. This button will take you to the Umrah and Hajj services which will include the issue permits menu. The menu provides you with some different features and permits related to hajj and Umrah. Now you will select the ‘performing Umrah’ option.
If you have anyone doing the Umrah with you, you need to specify that through ‘add companion’
Lastly, you will have to select the time when you will be performing the Umrah. Once you select the month, the app will show you available slots. This concludes the permit process.
Eligibility Criteria for Permit
The app also does a wellness test for symptoms of the corona. It does so for the safety of others worshipping. On top of that it has 3 basic requirements which are:
-> the person must have had both doses of covid vaccine
-> those that have had a single dose must have had it in the last 14 days
-> should have contracted and recovered from the virus in the previous 6 months
All in all, Tawakkalna is a very useful app that helps both the government and civilians. It makes traveling and movement easier as well as managing the curfew for the government. It’s also fairly easy to use and provides a lot of features and services at your fingertips